Personnel work in rescue operations in the rubble of a building felled by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, in Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Frida, a Labrador (not pictured), is one of many dogs assisting in rescue efforts.
Najja Parker, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Frida, a rescue dog from the Mexican navy’s Canine Unit, has made headlines due to her heroic efforts following the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that rocked Mexico City on Tuesday.
Because of Frida’s age, the dog typically follows up after younger dogs, including 1-and-a-half-year-olds Evil and Echo, who first go into the rubble. Frida then confirms whether or not other dogs have detected a person, the LA Times reported.
The Navy has dispatched 15 rescue dogs in an effort to find survivors and those who have died. About 270 people have been confirmed dead, and that number will likely rise as Frida and her crew continue their search.